When someone says you are “ugly”, would you sue him? Jover Laurio believes you should

Jover Laurio, the blogger behind Pinoy Ako Blog has filed a libel suit against social media personality Franco Mabanta. How do I know this? Well, no less than Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa tweeted an article published in her own site about it. That’s right, folks. People like Ressa seem to think Laurio is […]

Filipinos prefer to cheer kids who shoot hoops over kids who shoot soldiers

If the Communist Party of the Philippines has not gotten the memo yet, let me spell it out. Their “revolution” is dead. In this day and age of instant digital gratification and even more potent tribalism on exhibit via social media, little girls being “martyred” in a jungle “revolution” simply can’t compete with the glitz […]

Da Pinoy and Road Manners

I recently got into a Facebook group comments section with the topic of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) regarding aftermarket lights, exhausts, horns, etc. It started with one complaint of a person who got traffic citations for his aftermarket blue corner lights and aftermarket exhaust on his scooter. He was basically saying that the LTO […]

HOPE lies in imagining a JEEPNEY-FREE Philippines

As usual, the whole “debate” around the plight of the hundreds of thousands of jeepney drivers and the “threat” to their “livelihood” presented by the prospect of modernising public transport in the Philippine has taken a wrong turn. Highlighted by the usual “socially-aware” cliques of “activists” is the wellbeing of what is, essentially, a relatively […]

Will the next anti-Duterte rally be AWESOME enough for Millennials?

According to various sources, there will be (yet another) protest rally against the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the coming days. What are these rallyists going to protest? Duterte’s purported authoritarianism? Martial Law in Mindanao? “Killings” related to his “war on drugs”? So what else is new? This is, after all, the era […]

To @RapplerDotCom ‘thought leader’ @seclaudio: Apology accepted

You don’t need to be a perfect, sinless person to be a critic. You just need to be consistent and rational. More importantly, what you shouldn’t be is a shill like Rappler “thought leader” Sylvia Estrada Claudio who, in her latest “thought” piece I apologize for being a critic, issued this vow: As a way […]

Driving a jeepney is a parasitical profession

Do jeepneys have a future in Philippine public transport? The answer most people would like to hear to the above question is quite disturbing. Jeepneys have a future because these provide employment to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. They will be deprived of a livelihood if jeepneys are phased out. What is wrong with this […]